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Aug. 28: Watermelon Slim at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

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Aug. 28: Watermelon Slim at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Eric Noden Shaw's, Chgo

Aug. 29: Lauren Mitchell at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Aug. 30: Terrence Simien at SPACE, Evanston

Cash Box Kings at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Skip Towne & The Greyhounds at 210 Live, Highwood

Aug. 31: Anthony Gomes at The Broken Oar, Port Barrington

John Primer at House of Blues, Chgo

Lurrie Bell Band at Rosa's, Chicago

Soul Message (Delmark CD party), Guy King Band at  210 Live, Highwood

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ben Folds, Anthony Gomes, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Bogart Jones, Shooter Jennings and many more
at Peoria Blues & Heritage Fest, Peoria

Sept. 1: Buddy Guy, Toronzo Cannon at Country Club Hills Theater, Country Club Hills

Sept. 4: Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Bluesday Tuesday at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Sept. 8: Maxwell Street Blues Fest w/ Billy Branch, Guy King, Chicago Wind, Brother Jacob, Voices of Youth Ensemble at Maxwell St. (Halsted & Union), Chicago. FREE!


Sept. 12: Davina & The Vagabonds, The Claudettes at City Winery, Chgo

Sept. 13: Laura Rain at Evanston Rocks, Evanston

Sept. 14: Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan at The Arcada Theater, St. Charles

Sept. 15: Shemekia Copeland, The Congregation & more. FREE at Oaktober Fest, Oak Park

Sept. 16: Ivy Ford at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Michael Ledbetter w/ Dan Carelli at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, Chgo

Sept. 17: Mississippi Heat at House of Blues, Chgo

Sept. 18: Liz Vice at Beat Kitchen, Chgo

Sept. 22-23: Windy City Blues Festival w/ Mike Wheeler Band w/ Lurrie Bell & Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Tomiko Dixon NuBlu Band, Original Chicago Blues All Stars, The Chicago Blues Queens, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Black Oil Bros., Jamiah Rogers, Mississippi Gabe Carter, Donna Herula, Ivy Ford, Filisko & Noden, Kilborn Alley, Matthew Curry, Long Tall Deb, Nick Bell, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Chicago Blues Challenge & much more!
Cermak Woods, Lyons

Sept. 24: Taj Mahal Trio at City Winery, Chicago

Sept. 29: Blues Blast Music Awards w/
Jimmy Johnson, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Benny Turner, Karen Lovely w/ Ben Rice, Markey Blue & Ric Latina Project, Bob Corritore, Casey Hensley Band, Shaun Murphy Band, Ivy Ford Band, Heather Newman, Joyann Parker, Ghost Town Blues Band & more at Tebala Center, Rockford

The Record Company at Riviera Theatre, Chicago

Nick Moss Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
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